Dept. III

The Zhao Yu Tu (“map of the area of the mausoleum”), excavated in the late 1970s in Pingshan County, south-central Hebei Province. Hebei Provincial Museum at Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China.

Dept. III

Artefacts, Action, & Knowledge

Director: Dagmar Schäfer

T +49 30 22667 151

 

Research Themes

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Histories of Planning
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The Body of Animals
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Working Groups

Proteins and Fibers: Scaffolding History with Molecular Signatures
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Out of the Cabinet of Curiosities: Knowing Animals in the World
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Moving Crops and the Scale of History
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Thinking in Many Tongues
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Accounting for Uncertainty: Prediction and Planning in Asian History
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Colonial and Postcolonial Planning and Counter-Planning
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The Art of Judgement
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Local Gazetteers
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Scale and Scope
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Making the Qing Palace Machine Work
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Projects

Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Material Culture in Early Modern China, 1500-1800
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A Million Horses: The Geography and Economy of Frontier Horse Ranches in Early Ming China
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School Library Book Collections in Ming, Qing, and Republican China
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Technologies in Use: A Historical and Historiographical Analysis, 1750-1850
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Economics as a Coordination Tool: Investment Planning in Électricité de France, from Nationalisation to the '70s
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